[Samba] really tough question about wins database

jason jason at monsterjam.org
Wed Oct 2 17:06:00 GMT 2002

dammit! I thought I had already searched the hard drive for the wins.dat
but just to make sure I searched again and it ended up in
and it looks to be populated with current stuff!
sorry bout that.. and thanks.


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On Wed, 2 Oct 2002, Mac wrote:

> >From: jason <jason at monsterjam.org>
> >To: samba at lists.samba.org
> >Subject: [Samba] really tough question about wins database
> >Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 10:01:55 -0400 (EDT)
> >
> >I sent this twice, but since nobody answered, I guess its not a "quick
> >question" anymore. ;)
> >
> >Version 2.2.5 on  2.4.18-6mdk
> >
> [smb.conf looks OKay]
> >
> >my question is, ive got wins turned on, smbd and nmbd are running, but
> >there is no wins.dat in /usr/local/samba/var/locks
> >actually there is nothing in that directory.
> >
> >why isnt it there? what am I missing?
> 2 reasons spring to my mind.  Firstly, is that definately where the file
> is supposed to be?  If you didn't compile Samba from source (or even if
> you did), you might not have noticed where the default 'locks' directory
> is.  I suspect (but can't check right now) that it's a location that
> could be controlled by a compile-time option.
> Try  'find / -name wins.dat -print' and see if the file's been put
> somewhere else.
> Second option (which I don't think is likely).  Is anyone actually using
> your UNIX box as their WINS server?  You've obviously got another
> significant box around (your password server), are client PCs sending
> their WINS registration to it instead?
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